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2019 Physicians Soccer Summit

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Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

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The Physicians Soccer Summit is a three day event (Feb 8-10, 2019) for physicians focused on friendship, soccer, and education. Participants will be divided into teams and compete in a round-robin format soccer tournament, with full length games each day. Practice sessions with official USMST coaches will also allow for player and team growth. A medical conference, “The USMST Congress on Sport and Health”, will accompany the tournament and provide a forum for participants to interact professionally, network, and disseminate knowledge. There will also be an outreach event to a local school in support our our youth outreach program, "Healthy, Fit and Smart". Each evening will bring social activities focused on friendship and team building.

The soccer activities will take place at the George Allen Field on the campus of Long Beach State University.


FAQs

1. Are non-physicians allowed to participate?

The Physicians Soccer Summit (PSS) is for physicians only. All participants must be medical doctors with an MD or DO degree.

2. What is the tournament format?

The PSS is a relatively new event and continues to evolve. This year, our hope is to have two divisions. The Open division will be for players of any age wishing to compete in a more traditional 11 vs 11 format on a regulation field. The Masters division will be for players 45 years and older (must turn 45 by June 30, 2019) and will be a 7 vs 7 format, with a smaller field.

3. Is there an age cut-off?

No. Any eligible physician of any age is welcome. Fitness is important to get through the weekend, but we incorporate everyone of all ages together on the teams. Keep in mind that if you are 45 or older, you can play either in the Open or Masters division, but not both.

4. How are the teams formed?

We try to form the teams to make them competitive based on player age, skill, and position. Most players are known to us, but for the new players, the intake assessment at registration is our guide.

5. Do I get uniforms?

We will provide each player with three high quality jerseys for the weekend. We will send out an email regarding shorts and socks as the weekend draws closer, based on your team.

6. Grass or turf?

The George Allen Field at Long Beach State is a beautiful, grass pitch. Bring your cleats.

7. How do I play with USMST at the World Medical Football Championships (WMFC)?

The first requirement is to attend the PSS! In addition, we have two other weekend practices that are mandatory to participate in the 2019 WMFC. The dates are listed on our website (www.usmedicalsoccerteam.org). We use the PSS to bring everyone from our organization (past and present) together at least once annually, and to also invite potential new players. The weekend is fantastic, and gives new players a flavor of what we're all about without much commitment. The PSS also allows us to gauge how new or past players will fit in for that particular year. Within a week of the PSS, we form our roster for the WMFC. If you have any desire to play in the WMFC, block out all the required dates on your undoubtedly busy schedule!

8. Can I give a talk at the USMST Congress on Sport and Health?

Yes!! We welcome everyone to give a talk, and information on how to submit an abstract appears at the end of the registration process. This medical conference is a true gem and one of the big highlights of the weekend!

9. Do I receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit at the Congress?

Yes. The Congress will provide up to 4 hours of AMA Category 1 CME Credit through the University of California - San Diego.

10. When do we get to interact off the pitch?

We will have plenty of social activities during the weekend. There wil be a happy hour on Friday and team dinner on Saturday. Guests are invited to the happy hour and team dinner (there is a charge for guests for the team dinner to ensure we have correct numbers). Our format is going to change this year from year's past, and we'll have more details on the agenda on our website. Please note that we will also have an outreach event during the weekend, which will be a great way to interact with your teammates while providing community service.

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